26 Aug 2022

The Quantum List Updated: Companies leveraging quantum effects for real world functionality and security

OODA is tracking almost 1300 firms that leverage quantum effects to provide real world functionality. Of these we have selected 23 to bring to our network’s attention because of our judgment of the importance these firms are already playing in domains of Quantum Computing, Quantum Security, Quantum Communications and Quantum Sensing. 

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27 Jul 2022

Data Breach Costs Reach New Record High

The average cost of a data breach is now stands at a record $4.35 million, representing a 13% increase on 2020 figures. IBM released its annual Cost of a Data Breach Report that is now in its 17th year of publication. The report was based on interviews with 550 different

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25 May 2022

IBM Develops AI-Powered z16 to Help Thwart Quantum Cyber Attacks

On April 5, IBM unveiled IBM z16, the company’s next-generation system with an integrated on-chip artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator to deliver latency-optimized inferencing. With this innovation, clients will be able to analyze real-time transactions at scale. IBM z16 is even more valuable for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, health

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14 Dec 2021

How IBM is preparing for a new era of A.I. ethics

For the past six years, Francesca Rossi has led the development of an ethical framework for IBM’s artificial intelligence technology—but she doesn’t like to use the term “ethical A.I.” Sitting at a well-appointed desk in her home office in Mount Kisco, N.Y., a pink orchid bowing over her shoulder, the

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25 Oct 2021

Brain-inspired, Light-enabled, Circuit-fueled: Neuromorphic Computing Innovation, Intel’s Chip Platform and Open-Source Developer Ecosystem

Innovation in “semiconductor computational capability, resources and size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP)” is the centerpiece of the five-year, $1.5 billion DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative and the $52 billion 2021 CHIPS Act.

Computing architectures drawing inspiration from biological neural systems have been considered for decades. Here is the latest on neuromorphic computing and how the technology fits into the innovation economy.

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23 Aug 2021

IBM finds ASX outage the result of trade platform not being ready for go-live

Last November, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) experienced significant software issues when it went live. The exchange was forced to pause trades as a result of the difficulties. The exchange stated at the time that Nasdaq, its technology provider, and independent third parties had tested the ASX Trade system for

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15 Mar 2021

IBM Announces Cloud Marketplace For Secure Chip Design

IBM has announced that they have established new marketplaces hosted inside a hybrid cloud environment that fosters the secure development of microelectronics. The secure chip design platform will service both the commercial industry and the Defense Department. The marketplace has been named The Marketplace for Advanced, Rapid, Quanifiably-assured, Trusted Semiconductors

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23 Dec 2020

A Massive Fraud Operation Stole Millions From Online Bank Accounts

IBM researchers claim that they have uncovered a widespread automated fraud operation that leveraged a network of mobile device emulators to stead millions of dollars from targeted bank accounts in just days. The scale of the operation is unprecedented. According to IBM, the cybercriminals behind the campaign used roughly 20

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03 Dec 2020

Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations

The IBM cybersecurity division has found that a series of cyberattacks are targeting companies and government organizations pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine development, storage, and distribution. It is unclear whether the attackers are looking to steal technology for keeping vaccines before they are administered or to sabotage the operation. The Department

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15 Jun 2020

Microsoft Joins Ban on Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

Microsoft has reportedly joined Amazon and IBM in blocking the sale of its facial recognition technology to law enforcement, pushing for federal laws that adequately address the issues present in the software and regulate the technology. On Thursday, Microsoft stated that the ban on facial recognition gear will stand until

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